• Another councilor in troubled border city arrested

    SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Another councilor in a troubled New Mexico border city is facing legal troubles just days after another city councilor was taken into custody on drug charges during a special meeting.

  • Board of Regents vote scheduled for $166M Athletes Village

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota plans to break ground next month on its $166 million Athletes Village, which will include updated practice and training facilities for football and basketball teams that officials say are necessary to keep the school competitive in the Big Ten.

  • Missing snake found under dryer tried to slither away

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Elvis the king cobra put up a fight, even briefly escaping, as animal control officers tried to lure it from underneath a dryer in an Orlando woman’s garage.

  • Studio: No evidence ‘Maze Runner’ cast took artifacts

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Twentieth Century Fox officials say they have found no evidence actors took American Indian artifacts while filming “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” at a private New Mexico ranch.

  • Thabo Sefolosha receives congratulations outside the criminal courts in New York, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The Atlanta Hawks' player was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC jury acquits Atlanta Hawks’ Sefolosha in police fracas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of charges stemming from a struggle with police outside a trendy New York City nightclub that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.

  • This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets rose Friday, Oct. 9, 2015,  on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for at least several more months. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    US stocks open higher, on track for best week this year

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

  • Albuquerque councilor proposes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Outgoing Albuquerque City Council President Rey Garduno is calling for the city to celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference held with Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, at Lancaster house in London, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Pentagon head: US to change Syrian rebel training program

    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is abandoning its goal of having America’s military train a new force of moderate Syrian rebels, turning its focus to equipping, arming and supporting established groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.

  • In this May 25, 2012 file photo FIFA President Joseph Blatter, center, chats with Confederation of African Football, CAF, President Issa Hayatou, left, and UEFA President Michel Platini during the second day session of the 62nd FIFA Congress in Budapest, Hungary. FIFA said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 that African soccer leader Isaa Hayatou will serve as acting president after Blatter and Platini have been banned for 90 days. (Laszlo Beliczay/MTI via AP, file)

    Swiss agree to extradite ex-FIFA VP Webb’s assistant to US

    LONDON (AP) — Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.

  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office photos show the three suspects who were arrested Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Portland, Ore., in the killing of Steve Carter, a tantra yoga teacher, on a hiking trail in Marin County, Calif. From left are Sean Michael Angold, 24; Lila Scott Allgood, 19; and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. A hiker found Carter's body on Monday. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Portland police via AP)

    Suspects in Calif. yoga teacher’s death, tied to 2nd killing

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.

    Updated: 8:36 pm